AN INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE HOLDUP EFFECT OF DOUBLE CONTAINMENT ON REACTOR HAZARDS
A dual reactor-containment system would be expected to effect a time-delay in the release of airborne materials to the environment. An investigation was made of the influence of this time-delay on reactor hazards. The containment model used in the investigation was made up of three series-connected enclosures consisting of the reactor core and two concentric containment vessels. General equations were obtained for the time-dependent rate of release of airborne materials from a double containment system. A graphical solution for the rate of release was given for the practical case of step release of fission products from the reactor core. Using the release-rate equations that were developed, an investigation was made of the effect of double-containment holdup on the dose arising from airborne radioactive materials. The effect on dose was expressed as the ratio of the double-container dose, D(t), to the single-container dose, D sub 1 (t). It was found that this dose ratio could, for a given radioisotope be described by simple expressions for two limiting periods of time after an accident.
- Thesis submitted to University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryDepartment of Energy
Oak Ridge, TN United States 37831
- Anderson, T D
- Publication Date: 1964-9
- Pagination: 76 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Design; Nuclear power plants; Nuclear reactors; Radiation shielding; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor construction; Nuclear reactor design
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00026779
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: W-7405-eng-26
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM